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Landon Donovan mulls run for US Soccer presidency: reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Landon Donovan, the all-time goals co-leader for the United States national team, is considering running for president of the US Soccer Federation, Sports Illustrated and ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 35-year-old striker, who last played for the American squad in 2014, would be a potential challenger to incumbent Sunil Gulati, who last week refused to resign in the wake of the US men failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Landon Donovan mulls run for US Soccer presidency: reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Landon Donovan, the all-time goals co-leader for the United States national team, is considering running for president of the US Soccer Federation, Sports Illustrated and ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 35-year-old striker, who last played for the American squad in 2014, would be a potential challenger to incumbent Sunil Gulati, who last week refused to resign in the wake of the US men failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

US women’s football to host Japan, Aussies, Brazil in new event

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Chicago (AFP) – Reigning Women’s World Cup champion United States will host top-10 rivals Australia, Japan and Brazil in a new tournament this year and next, the US Soccer Federation said Wednesday.

The first Tournament of Nations will be staged July 27 to August 3 in Seattle, San Diego and suburban Los Angeles with a second round-robin event involving the same four nations to be staged in 2018.

US, Mexico, Canada in joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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New York (AFP) – The United States, Mexico and Canada announced a joint bid to stage the 2026 World Cup on Monday, aiming to become the first three-way co-hosts in the history of FIFA’s showpiece tournament.

The bid was announced at a press conference in New York attended by the head of CONCACAF, Victor Montagliani along with US Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati and Mexico counterpart Decio de Maria.

US Soccer requires players to stand for anthem – reports

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Chicago (AFP) – US Soccer unveiled a new policy Saturday requiring players to stand during the national anthems during international matches - six months after Megan Rapinoe kneeled before a women’s friendly against Thailand.

The policy, reported by Fox Spors and ESPN, was approved last month by US Soccer’s board of directors and revealed at the US Soccer Federation annual general meeting in Hawaii.

USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

USA to host key World Cup qualifier at San Jose

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Chicago (AFP) San Jose was named Sunday by the US Soccer Federation as the site of a crucial World Cup qualifier for the bottom-table Americans against Honduras on March 24.

The US squad opened with a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 drubbing at Costa Rica last November, prompting the firing of coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement.

Klinsmann fired as US coach

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Chicago (AFP) Former Germany player and coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired Monday as coach of the United States after losing two 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

The 52-year-old, who won the World Cup as a player with Germany in 1990, had been in charge of the US since 2011.

US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced the "difficult decision" without naming a replacement.

Klinsmann fired as US coach

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Chicago (AFP) Former Germany player and coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired Monday as coach of the United States after losing two 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

The 52-year-old, who won the World Cup as a player with Germany in 1990, had been in charge of the US since 2011.

US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati announced the "difficult decision" without naming a replacement.

US lawmakers back equal pay for women players

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Washington (AFP) US lawmakers joined calls for the United States women's soccer team to receive equal pay on Thursday, adopting a resolution demanding an end to the gender wages gap.

The Senate passed a non-binding resolution from Democratic Senator Patty Murray urging the US Soccer Federation (USSF) ensure the World Cup-winning women's team was fairly compensated.

US lawmakers back equal pay for women players

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Washington (AFP) US lawmakers joined calls for the United States women's soccer team to receive equal pay on Thursday, adopting a resolution demanding an end to the gender wages gap.

The Senate passed a non-binding resolution from Democratic Senator Patty Murray urging the US Soccer Federation (USSF) ensure the World Cup-winning women's team was fairly compensated.

US lawmakers back equal pay for women players

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Washington (AFP) US lawmakers joined calls for the United States women's soccer team to receive equal pay on Thursday, adopting a resolution demanding an end to the gender wages gap.

The Senate passed a non-binding resolution from Democratic Senator Patty Murray urging the US Soccer Federation (USSF) ensure the World Cup-winning women's team was fairly compensated.

US lawmakers back equal pay for women players

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Washington (AFP) US lawmakers joined calls for the United States women's soccer team to receive equal pay on Thursday, adopting a resolution demanding an end to the gender wages gap.

The Senate passed a non-binding resolution from Democratic Senator Patty Murray urging the US Soccer Federation (USSF) ensure the World Cup-winning women's team was fairly compensated.

United States

When a soccer culture depends too much on a national team, it’s doomed to failure

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When the final whistle sounded in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night, and the United States failed to qualify for its first World Cup since the lamentable era of the 1980’s American soccer, the predictable “soccer will die in the US” comments began being made.

Not so fast.

The mistake so many have made in the marketing of sport in this country from FOX Sports to MLS to other media entities is to link perceptions of the sport’s popularity and importance to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) .

When a soccer culture depends too much on a national team, it’s doomed to failure

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When the final whistle sounded in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night, and the United States failed to qualify for its first World Cup since the lamentable era of the 1980’s American soccer, the predictable “soccer will die in the US” comments began being made.

Not so fast.

The mistake so many have made in the marketing of sport in this country from FOX Sports to MLS to other media entities is to link perceptions of the sport’s popularity and importance to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) .

Jack Warner likens FIFA arrests to US-led conspiracy to take over FIFA

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Fallen Trinidad and Tobago soccer honcho Jack Warner said Friday the latest fallout from the corruption scandal gripping world soccer showed the United States was winning its battle to "take over FIFA."

Speaking outside a court hearing where he is seeking to stave off his extradition to the United States, Warner said there were ulterior motives for the US indictments charging him and a host of other top soccer officials and marketing executives with corruption.

Jack Warner likens FIFA arrests to US-led conspiracy to take over FIFA

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Fallen Trinidad and Tobago soccer honcho Jack Warner said Friday the latest fallout from the corruption scandal gripping world soccer showed the United States was winning its battle to "take over FIFA."

Speaking outside a court hearing where he is seeking to stave off his extradition to the United States, Warner said there were ulterior motives for the US indictments charging him and a host of other top soccer officials and marketing executives with corruption.

Distribution of Funds

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In class, we've talked a lot about the US Soccer Federation and its treatment of men's and women's national teams. The question posed was why the US Soccer Federation wasn't held to the same gender standards that Title IX exercises on teams at the University level. Based on this 2014 articlein the Washington Post, it seems that Title IX doesn't apply to the US Soccer Federation.

USMNT Assistant Coach Andreas Herzog Extends Contract to 2018

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The US Soccer Federation has extended the contract of assistant coach Andreas Herzog until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to a reportfrom Germany.

Herzog, an integral part to Jurgen Klinsmann's team that oversaw the United States' impressive performance in the 2014 World Cup, will not only be a part of the preparations and lead up to the World Cup, but also to the Gold Cup in 2015, Copa America 2016 and, if qualifying, the Confederations Cup of 2017.

Sunil Gulati

USMNT vs. Costa Rica Review

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Clint Dempsey called it a must-win, and win they did.

What a difference 90 minutes makes.

The internet was swirling with rumors that Jurgen Klinsmann's job could be at stake before the game. There were no changes to the lineup from the poor showing against Colombia. Sunil Gulati, US Soccer Federation President, was seen down on the field talking to Klinsmann during pregame warmups.

Does Klinsman Have Anything to Do With the #USMNT Loss to Mexico?

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Fabian Johnson challenged by Oribe Peralta during USMNT vs Mexico match Saturday(via BostonHerald.com)

After the U.S. did not make the Gold Cup final earlier this year, it's clear that Jurgen Klinsman had been given a longer leash than previous National Team coaches like Bob Bradley and Bruce Arena.

Pro/rel and the “Fricker Plan”: Killed or never was?

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Was a plan to introduce promotion/relegation in US professional soccer before the 1994 World Cup killed? Steve Holroyd looks at the evidence.

DC United & FIFA Links for 5 September 2014

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In Soviet Russia, Wold Cup bids on you.

It's Friday, the last Freedom Kicks day of the Labor Day week. And so I dedicate this Freedom Kicks installment to...

FREEDOM.

US Soccer President: US wants to host World Cup, but not until bidding process is reformed | MLSsoccer.com: We start with Sunil Gulati, the head of the US Soccer Federation, our country's official representative in the world of football,and an economics professor at Columbia University.

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Kartik Krishnaiyer interview; World Soccer Talk Radio

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss the latest developments within US soccer including the US Women's National Team suing the US Soccer Federation regarding wage discrimination, in addition to the continued soccer feud between MLS, NASL and USL.

Kartik Krishnaiyer interview; World Soccer Talk Radio

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The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss the latest developments within US soccer including the US Women's National Team suing the US Soccer Federation regarding wage discrimination, in addition to the continued soccer feud between MLS, NASL and USL.

U.S. Women's National Team

5 top female soccer players accuse USSF of wage bias

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Five members of the US National Women's Team said Thursday they have filed a complaint against the US Soccer Federation alleging wage discrimination, insisting they should be paid the same as their male counterparts.

"I think that we've proven our worth over the years. Just coming off of a World Cup win, the pay disparity between the men and women is just too large.

5 top female soccer players accuse USSF of wage bias

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Five members of the US National Women's Team said Thursday they have filed a complaint against the US Soccer Federation alleging wage discrimination, insisting they should be paid the same as their male counterparts.

"I think that we've proven our worth over the years. Just coming off of a World Cup win, the pay disparity between the men and women is just too large.

US Soccer Federation sues World Cup-winning US Women’s National Team

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Fearing a possible walkout on the Rio Olympics by its Women's World Cup championship side, the US Soccer Federation has filed a lawsuit against its women's players union.

The move, made late Wednesday in US District Court at Chicago, asked the court to confirm the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that has been in place since 2013 and is set to expire at the end of this year.

US Soccer Federation sues World Cup-winning US Women’s National Team

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Fearing a possible walkout on the Rio Olympics by its Women's World Cup championship side, the US Soccer Federation has filed a lawsuit against its women's players union.

The move, made late Wednesday in US District Court at Chicago, asked the court to confirm the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that has been in place since 2013 and is set to expire at the end of this year.

Legal Analysis regarding US Soccer vs. US Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association

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(Cheriss May/HUNS)

The above image shows the United States Women's National Soccer Team at a happier time, celebrating its 2015 World Cup Victory at the White House with various officials ofUnited States Soccer Federation ("US Soccer"). By now you've heard about the lawsuit that US Soccer has filed against the United States Women's National Soccer Team Players Association ("Union").

Readying for LA, Union draw DC for Open Cup fifth round, Palacios, latest FIFA news, more

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Union face LA on Saturday. US Open Cup draw has Union hosting DC in fifth round. USWNT bits. Latest FIFA news. More.

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Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

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On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.

The World Cup drought: US Soccer, 1950-1990

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We continue our series on the US and the World Cup with a look at why the US failed to qualify for the tournament between 1950 and 1990.

The Rest

Introducing the “Houston Hoedown”

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Covering lesser know professional Houston soccer

Soccer is the fastest growing sport in America. Yes we have the MLS, NWSL, USL, and NASL in the top levels of the US Soccer Federation pyramid. What about the little guys? There is so much more to the growth and development of the beautiful game here than just the two levels in the pyramid.

Sounders will look to win fifth US Open Cup against largest field ever

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99 teams will be involved in the 104th edition.

If the Seattle Sounders want to win their fifth US Open Cup, they will have to play against the largest field ever assembled. The US Soccer Federation announced that 99 teams will take part in the 104th edition of the tournament. The initial pairings announcement will take place on April 12.

Around The Forest: Garber Scolds Arena for De Jong Comments

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/22/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

The NCAA is moving forward with video review in soccer: should the MLS? [Empire of Soccer]

Jurgen hints that Pulisic will make the Copa squad, making all other 17-year-olds feel unaccomplished.

US Soccer releases statement on concussion lawsuit resolution

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The US Soccer Federation has announced new regulations and guidelines for heading in youth soccer to resolve the Mehr lawsuit. Read More

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: The boys are back in town

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Some USMNTers, that is.

Tuesday! Soccer! Go!

USMNT: Klinsmann unveils roster for friendlies, eyeing Mexico - Planet Futbol - SI.com
Some roster analysis from Straus.

U.S. welcomes familiar faces back into national team fold - Goal.com
While we're on the topic of the USMNT, who's heading to RFK on Friday?

Tim Howard Announces Hiatus From US Men’s National Team

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USA and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has decided to take a hiatus from playing for the US Men's National Team, and will not be considered for selection until the fall of 2015.

The shock decision by Howard, who was arguably the best performing American at World Cup 2014, was made after discussion with USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Mo closer? Valdes update. More news.

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Taylor Twellman tweets Nick Sakiewicz is on his way to Stoke to finalize Edu deal. Valdes deal postponed - again! More news.